Christmas Holidays in Egypt… Christmas is a major festival all over the world. Spend an Egypt Christmas Holiday by touring the magic land of Egypt, with its majestic architecture. A holiday on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea, shade of exotic palm trees, beautiful coral reefs and exotic marine life perfect for your holidays.
A dream of being able to see the amazing pyramids of Giza to cruising the Nile , the stunning temple of Abu Simbel, tombs, in real life for yourself. Egypt the land of the pharaohs and the wealthiest and most powerful country in the ancient world. Able of being transported from the cold winter to the fabulous Egyptian sun in a few hours. Whatever the economic, political situation and social Issues in the world, tours to the country of pharaohs, sphinxes and pyramids are always popular among our compatriots.
When planning to celebrate Christmas or the New Year holidays in Egypt, you should definitely consider the advice and recommendations of experts. First of all, in order not to mismatch between expectation and reality which resulted being on the shores of the Red Sea did not have to be disappointed. Also, it will not be superfluous to find out about what to do, where to go and what to see during the trip. Christians and non-Christian celebrates Christmas where you can see decorations and Christmas trees spreading in the country everywhere. Egypt offers a mix of sights, light shows and sounds to the Pyramids and Temples that captivate the most seasoned traveler. Hotels Over the festive Season throughout Egypt, are adorned with festive Christmas decorations and local entertainment to welcome you to the festivities over this seasonal time of year. There is nothing truly enticing but Egypt especially during the Christmas to enjoy its sunny and warm climate besides visiting some of its famous archaeological sites.
Weather in Egypt for Christmas and the New Year holidays
For Christmas and New Year’s Eve and day to celebrate weather in Egypt is important to be familiar with. Although it is known that Egypt is a land of eternal sun and endless summer it follows nearly the same patterns as in Europe and USA. The Egyptian winter is the best time for sightseeing and excursions where it is relatively chilly December through January, except in Upper Egypt and even the Red Sea coast can be moderate during the winter season. the winter is very pleasant. The average temperature is around 30-35 degrees. You will have a variety of options to explore Egypt’s beauty beyond words…its allure and wonders of the mesmerizing country. December and January are great times where you will be able to enjoy the sea, the sun in comfortable conditions, boat trip, Nile cruise, camel ride, and the water seems cool so water-spots like diving & snorkeling would be enjoyable.
What to do in Egypt for Christmas and the New Year
Egypt does celebrate Christmas as a national holiday. Egypt celebrate the beloved worldwide Christmas holiday on January 7th unlike Western Christians who celebrate Christmas on 25 December. Egypt as a Muslim country generally celebrate ramadan and don’t celebrate Christmas, but hotels and some special places as Aswan and Luxor do have some Christmas display. You shouldn’t expect much from a trip to Egypt for Christmas New Year. Some Cities and homes are decorated with festive mood like Christmas trees, festive colored lights, ornaments, garland, wreaths and other decorations. But the only thing that will mark the main Christmas eve is a festive dinner at the hotel, a Christmas tree in the lobby of your hotel and off course themed programs are offered by night clubs. At the same time, every other thing like streets and squares look completely ordinary. However, this does not mean at all that you will have to be bored in the first ten days of January. Although there isn’t enough general festive mood everywhere but still there is enough entertainment several cities and on the Red Sea coast.
Red Sea coast entertainment;
Diving is one of the most popular activities among Egyptian tourists. As Egypt ranks the 2nd best diving destination for in 2019 and 2020 in the world. Red Sea coast in Egypt is among the best global list of diving sites, professional and beginners both will enjoy the underwater world. The Red Sea is one of the richest underwater worlds on the planet.
If diving seems too extreme entertainment for you, this practice of swimming is an alternative. It is one of the most exciting dives. Swimming with a mask and fins is much easier than being at a 10-meter depth… you still enjoy the beauty of the underwater world. But you should be aware of the corals and fish. Some of them may be poisonous and should not be touched.
If your one of those who are interested in ancient culture, then Egypt is one of the best places to visit. Egypt is well known for its ancient history numerous monuments including the legendary pyramids. Egypt history and civilization that existed even before our era, it is a true treasure. Traditional Bedouin villages are another option to enjoy the national Egyptian culture, by zooming across the desert by quad bike or on camels.
And, of course, one of the brightest and most memorable Egyptian excursions is a cruise down the Nile River. There are a variety of Nile cruises in the land of the Pharaohs to explore ancient Egyptian temples and the sights in Egypt… Luxor & Aswan, Lake Nasser, Dahabiya and between Cairo, Aswan and Luxor Nile Cruises.
Sharm el-Sheikh is the Sinai Peninsula’s most popular tourist destinations…. The choice of destinations is much wider for families and adventure seekers.
In addition, tourists traditionally love to travel through the night to Mount Sinai which is venerated by the three faiths. Tourists are chosen to climb the mountain to meet the dawn on Moses’ Mountain, where, according to legend, whatever it was with sins with the sun rise of all are forgiven.
Christmas and the New Year in Egypt with children
Christmas and New Year holidays are the most awaited holidays celebration and vacation time not by adults, but by children. A trip to the sea with the whole family will surely give a lot of positive emotions and have a powerful effect. To have an opportunity to have a holiday spent on the shores of the Red Sea and visit the places that you and your children have been dreamed of for so long, a lot of new unforgettable impressions will be remembered for a lifetime. Moreover, in most cases this trip with children is experienced with full of vivid impressions who will not let you get bored… cycle of activities, almost everywhere there are shallow pools, water activities and playgrounds with playgrounds.
Which hotel to choose for families with children
Going on vacation with the whole family, the choice of the hotel and accommodation are the most important decision you and must be approached especially carefully, or it this family getaway will be a headache. After all, something that adults may not even notice, a vacation with a child can cause a lot of headache and even would be the most unforgettable experience that stays fresh in memory all the time. That is why, never skip the review sites… carefully read the reviews knowing as much as possible about the hotel and room that you actually enjoy staying in is vital. It is better to know ahead from people who have already stayed at the hotel. These reviews draw attention to is the availability of children’s infrastructure: playgrounds, a pool, a club and water safety. If the child is very small, see if the hotels offer babysitting services. You need to clarify whether all yours and children needs to enjoy your stay.
What to see in Egypt with children
Children, as well as adults, are interested not only splashing around in a pool or the ocean, having fun of every adventure, but also in excursions and family friendly tour exploring the past of this accent country. Many special programs have been developed for visitors to Egypt with their little curious children.
This is a vacation during which you can learn a lot about the culture and heritage landscape of Egypt. Beside the famous Giza’s pyramid complex there are many things to do for example, in Cairo, you can make a real trip back in time by visiting the Village of the Pharaohs on a family-friendly private tour, where the history of ancient civilization here seems to come to life.
There is also a museum of Egyptian antiquities in Cairo and children’s history museum, it is unique in its presentation of the whole history of Egyptian civilization. And not to forget the Islamic Cairo or the shopping souk of Khan el-Khalili and Nile cruising.
Beside Egypt historic treasures, there are the resorts which have enough entertainment complexes. For example, in Sharm el-Sheikh; it is secure place, and anyone would enjoy visiting this city. There is a wonderful Aqua City water park, for children and slides that will impress every adult, and can be visited at any time of the year.
Those who do not like extreme entertainment can do swimming in Hurghada’s delphinium Or enjoying the Hurghada Grand Aquarium which is a public aquarium to see the underwater world of the Red Sea that houses more than 100 animals, You also can have an exciting Sinbad Submarine tour a pirate daily travel by the sea.
When and how the Egyptians celebrate Christmas and the New Year
Many people think that the Egyptians do not celebrate their favorite holiday. In fact, there are festivities are held on the night of December 31 to January 1, although it is not as large-scale. Although Christmas is not a Muslim holiday, historically, many Muslim holidays are tied precisely to Christmas and New Year.
In ancient times, the Egyptians celebrated annually an important natural cycle …the flooding of the Nile- Wafaa El-Nil- for two weeks. The holiday which was considered as the New Year did not have a specific date, but it may start on August 15 to the end of September, when the Nile flooded. It was believed that it was symbolized to all bad things that remained in the past.
Of course, Egypt has a different weather as that in other countries, there are no Christmas trees in Egypt. But you can see some Christmas decoration on some main squares of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Whatever the local traditions, Egypt is primarily a tourist country with its excellent travel attractions and people faces are friendly which is an added charm. That is why guests are always welcome here and are ready to celebrate with them not only the New Year, but all other holidays.
On the night of December 31 to January 1, almost every hotel shares the festive cheer and hosts a sumptuous dinner experiences with festive dishes. Most hotels take on festive twists such as a small concert – live music, a show program, and decorated artificial Christmas trees are decorated in the lobby.
In general, Egyptian people are happy to join in with the celebrations although it is not usually part of their custom and culture. But it is a worthy holiday is for those who decided to celebrate the New Year in Egypt is guaranteed. As well as a huge amount of positive emotions and vivid impressions.
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